Jon Walker

Jon Walker writes about politics, health care, and drug policy. He is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy.


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He claims that Medicare for All will be comprehensive with no duplicative insurance. But he promises unions that they can have something extra. Read more

Working in America


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The raw numbers behind the Medicare for All debate Read more

Health and Social Policy


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By creating a public option for Medicaid expansion, Biden’s plan pushes over half of those who gained coverage through Obamacare into a new plan. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Even the most far-left single-payer program out there preserves a role for private health insurance … sort of. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Illinois wants to make sure its marijuana business benefits entrepreneurs of color. But that won’t be the kind of broad-based equity we need. Read more

Health and Social Policy